Sunday, March 25, 2007

Wild Weekend Meme A La Aunty C

What was the last wild thing you did?
Would you believe, sitting in the ER letting the DH squeeze my hands while the doctor put four stitches in his face? This was Valentine's Day and he had been mugged. NO, not by me! Happily, he recovered nicely. But that is not something I want to repeat any time soon.

What is the next wild thing you're going to do?
Like Jeanne, I don't usually PLAN to do wild things. However, I have a feeling that the next wild thing will happen next month during my local RWA chapter's retreat... Stay tuned for updates!

Name the last three books you read
Last three would be: Sin by Sharon Page, a hot, Hot, HOT Regency;
Lord of the Silent by Elizabeth George; and
Sweaters to Crochet in a Weekend and I don't have the author in front of me, but obviously she crochets a LOT faster than I do, because that was three weekends ago, and my sweater is still not finished!

Favourite first line of a novel?
"In a hole in the ground lived a Hobbit."

Famous last words/Most satisfying ending to a novel?
...and they lived Happily Ever After! (What can I say? I'm a sucker for an HEA!)

Bronte or Kinsale?

JAK, but only when she's writing as Amanda Quick. If it's a contemporary, then SEP.

Most boring read?
State or federal Medicaid regulations! UGH! Had to read WAAAY too many of those in my previous life.

Most times you've read one novel?
Well, I've lost count of how many times I've read LOTR. Of course, I read it for the first time when I was 15 and that was... quite a number of years ago!

Also, I WORE OUT (literally, the hard cover was falling off) my copy of Black Beauty when I was a child.

The writer you'd most like to be and why.
As I've mentioned before, I'd like to be Phylis A. Whitney when I grow up. Ah, to be THAT prolific and continue to be popular decade after decade!

Paranormal Romance or Historical Romance?
Depends on the book! Okay, I know that's cheating. Overall historical, I've read way more of them, and I LOVE many many of them. Mind you, I've read some GREAT paranormals too (and can't wait to get my hands on our own Packer Pal Pam Palmer's The Dark Gate!), but I'm pretty much vampired out right now.

Linda Howard's Son of the Morning or Dan Brown's Da Vinci Code?
GASP! Would you believe I haven't read EITHER OF THEM?!?!

Okay, in all honesty, I REFUSE to read Da Vinci Code unless some one FORCES a copy into my hands. I figure Dan Brown does NOT need any more money, and especially not MY hard earned dollars! I did, however, read Angels and Demons and was TOTALLY BLOWN AWAY! (And yes, somebody loaned cheap-skate me a copy) I was working on my GH finalist Jewels of the Madonna at the time, which is set in Venice, and I told the DH, "If I ever write a book set in Rome, I want it to be HALF this good!"

And one final note: Since I have Irish ancestors on both sides of my family tree, then I probably AM related to an Irish Prince... or two!

1 comment:

Jeanne (AKA The Duchesse) said...

Oh, yeah, Black Beauty. I think I wore a copy or two of that out as well. And Jack London's Call of the Wild, and Silver Chief, Dog of the North too, which is waaaaay out of print. I finally found a copy of it at a used bookstore. Wonderful! :> Then there was Rob Roy and The Black Arrow, and Captains Courageous...
I'm a librarian's daughter and have a library degree. Don't get me started! Trust me on the Dan Brown thing...Angels and Demons was a better book!